Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Firsts



I managed to go through the entire summer without watering. That’s right; I didn’t water my yard one single time. Our unusually rainy summer produced a number of previously unseen phenomena… mostly in the form of flowers.
The Agapanthus, which we planted in our front shade bed three years ago, finally bloomed.
The rose Mrs. Dudley Cross, which gave me absolutely nothing for almost a year, has been putting on a show since late spring. A few days ago I counted FIFTEEN buds forming on her.
Both Cl. Don Juan and Red Fountain pushed out a couple of roses in the middle of summer… Pretty good, since around this time last year, I was pretty sure they were both going to die.
Oxblood Lilies, planted early last fall, started popping up at the beginning of September. And a week ago, my Frangipani (Plumeria) opened up three previously unseen pale pink flowers with yellow centers.
I’d say it’s been a great summer. I didn’t do much, to be honest (thus the lack of posts)… but my garden sure is pretty.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Pam/Digging said...

It HAS been an amazing summer. I'm impressed that you never once had to water. I did water my garden once the rains stopped, but less than in a normal summer. But I never had to water the xeric community bed at the corner of my street. Yippee!

October 03, 2007 11:49 AM  
Anonymous mss @ Zanthan Gardens said...

Glad to hear that the oxblood lilies came up. I always like to know how they get on in the world when they leave home.

October 04, 2007 6:15 PM  
Blogger Annie in Austin said...

It all looks beautiful, Roxanne - love the agapanthus and I'm glad your plumeria bloomed.

With so many containers under eaves and the veranda, I did water, but not all that much... the last few weeks however have been too dry and I'm dragging the hose around. It sure was a different summer!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

October 11, 2007 8:49 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Oh! The Agapanthus looks beautiful! Congrats on all your blooms. I felt quite guilty at getting so much rain this summer, but it sure was great! :-)

October 17, 2007 3:45 PM  

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